Friday 10th December
Our ‘breaking into the industry’ in November was a huge success, fostering some great conversations and insights into how young people can break into the industry. Read about the day, outcomes and The Music Works’ commitments here
Thursday 2nd December
We had the pleasure of welcoming Arts Council England to our Hub in Gloucester for a tour of the space and to meet The Music Works team.
We are excited to be supporting the upcoming Festive Pop-Up Shop!
Saturday 18th December | Kings Walk Shopping Centre, Gloucester | 10am-6pm
**Young Entrepreneur Award to be announced on the day** Find out more here
Monday 1st November
Our very own Issachar is taking part in a charity boxing match this November to fundraise for a bursary so that young people in Gloucestershire can access The Drop- The Music Works’ inclusive drop-in programme.
Find out more and support Issachar in reaching his £500 target here
Thursday 28th October
We are excited to announce our new chair, Caroline Norbury, MBE.
“Caroline is joining us at a really exciting time in our development as we launch our new inclusive music hub in Gloucester. I feel certain that she is going to play a huge part in leading us to become a national centre for inclusive music, making a difference to thousands more young people’s lives.” (Deborah Potts, CEO The Music Works)
Read the full press release here
Wednesday 20th October
We are very proud of our Creative Director Malaki Patterson for being shortlisted for Inspirational Music Leader award at this year’s Youth Music Awards!
“Malaki continues to inspire a growing generation of young urban music makers and leaders, through his passion for working with young people that are so often prohibitively limited by the established and mainstream opportunities. From our talent development projects, to our young-offenders programme, he consistently demonstrates the capacity that music has to turn a life around, giving a second chance to those most susceptible to the negative forces that sweep through our communities, that exploit our most vulnerable.”
Monday 11th October
“I think it’s so important to highlight events like these as Gloucestershire has a lack of infrastructure to support young people into the creative industries. Slowly we are breaking down barriers to help provide progression routes for young people trying to develop creative careers…” (Malaki Patterson, Creative Director The Music Works)
Read the press release here
Thursday 30th September
Read the article here
We are so honoured to have been recognised with this prestigious Queen’s Award.
“Most of the young people we work with come from challenging circumstances, from living with domestic abuse to being a young offender to having mental health challenges, and the heights they can reach through our programmes, are incredible. We are thrilled to be recognised by the Queen’s Award scheme and very excited about what the future holds for these talented young people.”
Read the article here